Thursday, March 14, 2013

Choices!


Hello friends,

Sorry I have been missing in action for so long! Ghastly hot weather has left me flaked on the couch and devoid of energy. 

Photo from Fleaing France.tumblr.

I have recently sold my old Victorian house. I have lived there for 25 years.
I am on the hunt for a new home and have been looking at houses, both modern and more old fashioned in style. Sometimes I think I love modern and convince myself of it.. and then I see a house with character and nooks and crannies and delightful kitchens like the one above, that is full of interest and charm ( well it is French!) and I fall in love with old once again. I wish I could make up my mind! An older style home is just winning the choice by a nose at the moment..
I have a yearning to find old bits and pieces to put in a home and to plant a garden again… can’t help it… that is just who I am I think… and maybe I just shouldn’t fight that!? I did say I would not ‘do’ an old house again…. they are expensive to maintain etc etc. But yet….?! Charm  just might win in the end!
I will keep on with my journey until I find something that I think is probably a compromise of both old and new… for the right price of course!
It is not an easy task… wish me luck.. I need as much as I can get!
So tell me, have you ever felt this difficulty, this battle between old and new? This decision between what might be easier and what you are drawn to regardless. I’d love to hear… it just might help me with this continuing battle that circles my brain constantly…!
Goodnight for now,
Jenni

3 comments:

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Tough decision for sure. Newer, modern house filled with antique furniture? Older home that has already been renovated? Maybe a list of pros and cons about your current home will help you decide what you want in the new one. And hopefully, you'll know the house when you see it because you'll already feel like you're home. Good luck!

coffeeaddict said...

I've always admired my aunt who balances her more modern house with heirloom pieces. Her house has so much character and soul. She has an amazing eye for pairing delicate watercolour paintings with oak furniture and cherry dinnig room table with her collection of plates from around the world. Old or new, a house is expensive to maintain. As for the style I think ecclecting mix of old and new is intriguing and perpetually fresh. When the right one comes along you will feel it straight away, enjoy the journey!

Doris said...

That certainly is a beautiful kitchen. I like old things, too. But, if given a choice, especially in houses, I'd always go for new, the newer the better. No mid-century modern even. I do have some old pieces of furniture in my house, antiques we bought when we lived in England. But I'm always drawn to modern Scandinavian furniture, have been all my life. When we first moved to the US I was shocked at what was available here (this was quite a while ago). Thankfully, by now I can find more of what I like but, by now, I kind of have a house full of furniture and it's quite quite a mix and not the kind you'd find in Architectural Digest.
I am sure you'll know what's right for you when you find it. May take just a while, but you'll know.

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